The ‘circus gauntlet’, usually a 5-6 game road trip stacked in the middle of January that sees the Heat head west to play half their Western Conference road schedule, brought an even more hellish stretch for Miami this January.
“Trade McBobs”, “get his ass off my team.” I hear this weekly, probably daily, as the majority of the Miami Heat fan base seems fed up with the 6’10 forward who’s shooting 13 percent from 3 and can’t stay healthy.
Heat Twitter’s own Lefty Leif joins Christian Hernandez and Giancarlo Navas. We talk Winslow’s development, wander into Wade in the NBA Finals talk, and culminate an idea on how to punish fans for leaving games early.
You guys suck. You just do. And when I say, “you guys”, know that I’m specifically referring to #HeatTwitter. That’s right; I hate all of you with so much unwavering passion and resentment. You know, why? Because…
Gianni mispronounces Udonis Haslem’s long-missed corn rows as “corn rolls.” We discuss why trading Whiteside might be less crazy than you think. And we mix in Donald Trump’s campaign for presidency and how America doing stupid things is nothing unprecedented.
We’ve reached a milestone with our 50th episode! In this edition of The Heat Beat Podcast, we invited the ambassador of #HeatTwitter, @Alf954, to join Brian & Gianni where we’ll teach you how to “learn the game.” Stay Woke.
ZINGUS! Christian Hernandez, Jack Alfonso and Giancarlo Navas rave about that kid on the Knicks (Tingis-Pingis) and Giancarlo is surprised that Kyle O’Quinn is black. The guys go through the advanced metrics when talking about Whiteside, and of course, when he ran away from Kristaps Porzingis like a track star.
We discuss the Miami’s 116-109 win over the Kings. Jack Alfonso’s well-written satire piece on Mario Chalmers being the worst trade in sports of all-time. How Gianni faked his way into becoming a Heat fan just to make friends in school. What life will be like #WithoutWade whenever he decides to retire, plus all our favorite Dwyane Wade moments.
Love him or hate him, Almario Vernard Chalmers is one of the most polarizing players to ever put on a Heat jersey. Here’s five thoughts on what this trade means for the Heat going forward, as we bid our farewells.
What we’re witnessing is something we couldn’t have fathomed 10 months ago. Tyler Johnson has all the tools — both athleticism and basketball savviness — to be the long-term replacement for the franchise’s greatest player.
Tonight could be the final time that Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant play NBA basketball in Miami. The two are all-time greats, and not just the “you were really good and fun to watch” kind of great. They were the kind of great that shaped modern basketball.
Justise Winslow is a 6’7”, 220-plus pound defender who’s already seen five NBA games and the likes of LeBron James, James Harden Andrew Wiggins and Kyle Korver—four proven shooters and paint-penetrators.